Much the same as the transit model, this revolutionary new wheelchair design from Karma Mobility provides a lightweight tilt / reclining solution for those requiring additional postural features. Crash tested to ISO 7176-19, the VIP-515 self propel wheelchair is built using an aircraft grade aluminium frame which is cleverly designed to shift the centre of gravity forwards as the wheelchair is tilted or reclined. This provides enhanced stability and will allow a tilt range from 0 to 35 degrees.
As with all Karma wheelchairs, the VIP-515 self propel model is exceptionally well made with quality fittings and strong construction. It uses the highly popular Aegis Microbe Shield upholstery that protects the wheelchair from odour, staining and deterioration caused by bacteria and fungus.
A crash tested lightweight reclining wheelchair
The wheelchair comes with a host of features ensuring the user has maximum comfort support and reliability. These include; height adjustable flip back armrests that make side transfers easier and make sure the users arms are supported at a comfortable height. The arm pads are wider than normal creating increased comfort. The footrests are height adjustable and swing both in and out plus they offer tool free detachment, making storage easier and requiring less space.
The headrest is height adjustable and of ergonomic design improving comfort and head position thus adding greater relaxation and relieving pressure from the shoulders and neck. Anti tippers are fitted at the back to prevent unwanted tipping and to promote stability and safety. The frame design is folding and very compact allowing easy storage and transportation. This wheelchair is one of a few foldable tilt in space models on the market.
We rate this chair as one of the most practical and comfortable tilt / recline wheelchairs and has clearly been developed to cater for those with additional postural needs. Available in 14" 16" and 18" seat widths.